Montana Newscasts

Montana Public Radio's morning & evening newscasts.

Morning Newscast 02-11-15

Feb 11, 2015
Josh Burnham

On this edition of Montana Morning Newscast, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has granted the attorney general's request to put a hold on his appeal of a court ruling that Montana's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

A unanimous House of Representatives passed three bills aimed at addressing the mental health crisis in Montana. A Montana lawmaker is seeking to strengthen the state's indecent exposure law, stopping just short of his wish to outlaw yoga pants.

Evening Newscast

Feb 10, 2015
Josh Burnham

Relatively mild winter weather is bringing out the bears in Yellowstone National Park. Park spokesman Al Nash says the first report of grizzly bear activity was confirmed late Monday afternoon.

Montana could go from being the only state without a law against bullying to the 20th state to criminalize cyberbullying.

PPL Montana is shutting down its J.E. Corette coal-fired power plant in Billings. It’s the latest in a wave of plant closures across the country that have left the coal industry reeling.

 

Morning Newscast 02-10-15

Feb 10, 2015
Josh Burnham

On this edition of Montana Morning Newscast, the American Civil Liberties Union of Montana says the state's county jail system is unsafe and badly in need of reform while the snow pack levels have dropped across much of Montana.

Lawmakers are considering whether to ban Montana drivers from using cell phones and the Montana House yesterday overwhelmingly killed a bill after it was approved in committee. Yesterday at the Montana Capitol, legislators heard about privacy.

Evening Newscast 02-09-15

Feb 9, 2015
Josh Burnham

Author Jon Krakauer’s book about sexual assaults in Missoula and at the University of Montana will be released April 21st. The book is called 'Missoula, Rape and the Justice System in a College Town', and the website for Publisher’s Weekly says 500,000 copies will be printed in an initial press run.

In a rare move, the Montana House Monday overwhelmingly killed a bill after it was approved in committee. The measure would have allowed local sheriffs to block arrests, searches, or seizures by the FBI or other federal agencies

Morning Newscast 02-09-15

Feb 9, 2015
Josh Burnham

On this edition of Montana Morning Newscast, it's been a year since dozens of missile launch officers were implicated in a cheating scandal at Malmstrom Air Force Base while Yellowstone National Park will require an overnight backcountry permit fee.

Evening Newscast 02-06-15

Feb 6, 2015
Josh Burnham

Lawyers for Markus Kaarma say Missoula District Court will hear their motion for a re-trail half an hour before Kaarma is scheduled to be sentenced for deliberate homicide February 12th.

A Montana legislator is reviving a bill that, critics say, would allow public school teachers to include the concept of intelligent design in science classes.

A Billings law maker is looking to require that contractors hire more Montana residents for public works projects.

Morning Newscast 02-06-15

Feb 6, 2015
Josh Burnham

On this edition of Montana Morning Newscast, Montana’s Gov. Steve Bullock is teaming up with an unlikely ally to push for campaign-finance reform while the Montana State Senate approved an across-the-board cut in state income taxes.

A Democratic lawmaker has called for Montana to support a convention that would amend the U.S. Constitution and the Montana Senate yesterday passed a bill on a 26-23 vote that would make it legal for students to carry guns on college campuses.

Evening Newscast 02-05-15

Feb 5, 2015
Josh Burnham

Morning Newscast 02-05-15

Feb 5, 2015
Josh Burnham

On this edition of Montana Morning Newscast, The Senate has narrowly endorsed a bill that would allow people to carry concealed weapons on college campuses while a Montana judge has denied a request to delay the sentencing of a man convicted of killing a German exchange student who broke into his garage.

Missoula Rep. Kimberly Dudick wants to do something about bullying in Montana Schools and Montana lawmakers moved a step closer to making sure that mentally ill people have somewhere to go before they're discharged from the state hospital.

Evening Newscast 02-02-15

Feb 4, 2015
Josh Burnham

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